By Carole Howard
PREVIEW Columnist, and the library staff
With the ongoing demands of parenthood, made more complicated by COVID concerns, it’s easy to forget that if you want your children to be excited about reading, they should see that you are also. Here are some tips from Pamela Paul and Maria Russo’s New York Times article “How to Raise a Reader” to help you:
• Make reading a group activity. Instead of organizing family leisure time around TV, movies or video games, schedule a regular family reading time. As your youngsters begin to choose their own books and read independently, they may be less inclined to talk to you about what they’re reading. But if they’re reading right next to you, you’ll hear them laugh, exclaim or make some other response, which gives you an opening for conversation.
• Create impromptu reading opportunities…